From local Olympic winners to the construction of a Willow Road retainer wall near Glenview and a cattle truck accident that left cows roaming north Skokie neighborhoods, a roundup of notable North Shore moments.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, November 7, 2011
One Glenview resident sounds off on the expansion controversy.
Dear Glenview Patch Editor: At the last Willow Road Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting in late September, it seemed that Northfield stakeholders have had a noticeable "change-of-heart" regarding this project. The meeting focused on the Illinois Department of Transportation's proposed toolbox of safety characteristics that the new and improved Willow Road could feature, such as pedestrian countdown signals or curbed medians. Throughout the discussion of each tool, there seemed to be a shift in Northfield's long and loudly stated priority of safety, which we all want, towards an increasing concern about "cosmetics". I was surprised and a little bit confused that Northfield CAG members appeared to change their concerns to how the safety …
Friday, July 22, 2011
With recommendations on the table for two or four lanes, Willow Road may be ready for the next step.
Officials and residents from four North Shore suburbs butted heads over a 1.2-mile stretch of road during Thursday night's meeting at New Trier Township High School in Northfield. The issue could see a resolution within the next year and a green light within the next four years. Since 2009 the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has studied two miles of Willow Road, from Waukegan Road to Interstate Highway 94, to give reports on traffic flow, preliminary engineering and the environment. Earlier: Patch's story on Willow Road from September 2010 Throughout the course of the study, a state-mandated Community Advisory Group (CAG) made up of 18 community leaders and residents from Northfield as well as seven from Glenview, Northbrook …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Check out recent coverage of the road construction project that impacts several neighborhoods.
Willow Road construction has become a familar issue in town. Check out our reporting on the project.